May 17, 2024

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Inspection find short staffing contributed to Iowa nursing home death

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Part of the Bethany Life campus of care facilities in Story City.

For the second time in a month, a Story City nursing home has been cited for inadequate staffing, with the latest violation resulting in a death.

State inspectors allege that the Bethany Life care facility failed to provide staff to supervise a resident who needed assistance while eating, resulting in the man choking to death March 25 while eating in the home’s dining room.

Four weeks before the death, the home’s director of nursing had reportedly told state inspectors that while some areas of the home were not fully staffed, she was not concerned with either the staffing levels or resident supervision.

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